Well, that’s disturbing.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Hillary Clinton criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the social media giant in a new interview, calling the top executive’s views “authoritarian” and saying that the platform “intend[s] to reelect” President Trump.
Clinton said that her 2016 presidential campaign did not “understand what was going on below the radar screen,” at an event Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, including alleged conspiracy theories, sexist claims and other lies the former secretary of State claims were spread about her online.
In an interview with the Atlantic, Clinton specifically referenced a slowed-down video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), which was meant to make her appear drunk. Clinton said Google took the video off of YouTube, so she contacted Facebook in an effort to get it removed from the social media site.
“I said, ‘Why are you guys keeping this up? This is blatantly false. Your competitors have taken it down. And their response was, ‘We think our users can make up their own minds,’” Clinton told the magazine. Facebook defended the choice at the time, saying that flagging the video instead of removing it allowed users to make up their own minds.
“I feel like you’re negotiating with a foreign power sometimes,” Clinton added about conversations she has had “at the highest levels” with Facebook, the Atlantic reported.
“This is a global company that has huge influence in ways that we’re only beginning to understand,” she continued.
Clinton also predicted that Facebook is “not just going to reelect Trump, but intend[s] to reelect Trump.”
“They have, in my view, contorted themselves into making arguments about freedom of speech and censorship,” Clinton alleged, the Atlantic reported, “which they are hanging on to because it’s in their commercial interests.”
You know there is more and more information about ties between Trump and Zuckerberg, including secret meetings, so Hillary might be on to something here.
If even remotely true I think it is time for Congress to take a good hard look at Facebook again to determine if they are not simply the social media equivalent of Fox News.